Tag Archives: security

HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT QSA

Author: Todd Becker, PCI QSA, ISO 27001 Auditor If you are a Level 1 or Level 2 merchant, complying with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) continues to get more complicated.  The stakes have never been higher for large organizations that process payments.  With major data breaches constantly in the headlines like Target, […]

Code Spaces Spaced Out On Data Security

Author: Terry Kurzynski, ISO 27001 Auditor, CISSP, CISA, PCI QSA The information security community is abuzz with the news of Code Spaces closing its doors after having all of its client’s data erased by an attacker who gained access to their environment. Code Spaces offered their clients a “code repository” service – think Subversion-as-a-Service – and […]

Beyond Target®: Why Vendor Risk Management is Getting All of the Hype

Author: Terry Kurzynski, ISO 27001 Auditor, CISSP, CISA, PCI QSA The Target® Breach in November 2013 lives infamously in our memories and has served as a pivot point for all businesses with regard to third party vendor management.  After all, who could have imagined that the giant retailer would have been breached through a seemingly insignificant […]

We Need a Risk Management Tipping Point

While preparing for a keynote talk at CAMP IT that is rapidly coming up I was struggling to find the main point of my talk. I had been puzzling for several weeks, asking myself what single message I wanted to leave my audience with. I’ve been speaking for some time now about information security and […]